UPMC Health Plan Partners with WebMD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Health Plan will provide coaching, wellness services, and hospital quality ratings to all insured members through WebMD portal.
Liberty Mutual Enters Russian Market
Liberty Mutual, one
of the largest insurance companies in the world, said it would
enter the Russian market with a deal to acquire KIT Finance
Insurance, which primarily writes auto coverage in St.
Petersburg and Moscow.
Conning Upgrades Financial Modeling Platform
Version 5.6 provides clients with enhanced next generation tools to better recognize major shifts in the bond markets following the global financial crises, according to the vendor.
What's at Stake if ACA is Overturned?
As the Supreme Court holds hearings on the
constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), up to 31 million people stand to lose healthcare coverage.
How to Build a Modern Claims Experience
Claims have become the next battleground for winning and retaining customers, and insurers are exploring new ways to apply people, process and technology to create a superior customer experience.
Record-Setting CAT Claims Require Special Handling
Even though 2011 socked the globe with catastrophes — and insurance companies with the resulting claims — carriers should stick to proven claims best practices. But that doesn’t mean clinging to old ways of interacting with policyholders.
3 Ways Social Media Works for Insurers
Social platforms provide an unprecedented opportunity, not only for insurance carrier and agency marketing, but for positive changes to the way that customers can interact and engage with companies.
Are Canadian Life Insurers Back on Track?
After steep losses in
2011, life insurers are suddenly among the hottest plays on the
Canadian market, though the stocks may have trouble building on
their gains given a murky profit outlook and recent changes in
their business mix.
Affordable Care Act Goes to Supreme Court
Two years after President
Barack Obama signed into law a healthcare overhaul, the U.S.
Supreme Court on Monday takes up a historic test of whether it
is valid under the country's Constitution.
Cisco Sees Opportunity in BYOD
Cisco Systems is expanding its
services to enable companies to manage and secure private mobile
devices used by employees at work, aiming to benefit from the
trend widely known as BYOD or Bring Your Own Device.
Fighting Fraud: Predictive Analytics & Business Rules Make a Powerful Combination
Technology designed to manage insurance claims fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) has evolved a great deal in recent years, but there is much room for improvement. Incorporating automated business rules into a fraud management program that anticipates certain types of suspicious claim activity based on past fraud, for example; alone, it is not sufficient.
Apple Cements Tablet Market Dominance with New iPad
Apple Inc's newest iPad was looking like another hot seller on Friday, with hundreds queueing at stores across Asia and Europe to get their hands on a gadget likely to dominate the tablet-computer market well into next year.
SEC-Citigroup Fraud Settlement Gets New Life
A federal appeals court stopped
just short of throwing out a judge's controversial rejection of
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's $285 million
settlement with Citigroup Inc in a fraud case.